- ETI 024 Split Step - Be Quick
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Three R’s – ready read and then react.
Ready – feet spread, knees softly bent, weight on the balls of the feet
Read – as quickly as possible read the ball, see clearly is this ball coming to the forehand or backhand side
React – turn your shoulders and hips to the ball as quickly as possible.
The split step is your transition to ready from shot to shot during a rally. But consider, baseball infielders wait in a ready position without a split step – would it work in tennis if we were ready but “hopped” less?